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Arizona GOP group wants state censure of McCain

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Arizona Republicans are seeking to pass a resolution censuring U.S. Sen. John McCain for a voting record they say is more aligned with liberal Democrats.

The group plans to introduce the resolution at the Arizona Republican Party’s state meeting Saturday.

According to the resolution, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate has campaigned as a conservative but lent his support to issues such as immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and funding Obama Care.

Arizona GOP Party spokesman Tim Sifert says before it can be voted on, the resolution needs signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to head to the floor.

Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, says he is confident there will be enough signatures.

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